USD 490 Blackmore Elementary School

El Dorado, Kansas

To find efficiencies, USD 490 reviewed its existing neighborhood elementary centers and with help from the community-based advisory committee determined that five centers should become three. The new Blackmore Elementary replaced two schools and was built on existing district property adjacent to one of those schools. During construction, students remained in their old school with minimal disruption to their environment. The layout is organized by grade level with extended learning areas for common use.

New on existing elementary site:

  • 3 sections per grade level
  • 480 student capacity
  • Storm shelter


USD 490 El Dorado Public Schools

Square Footage

70,000 sf

Date of Completion

July 2018

Project Delivery Method


Construction Company

Simpson Construction Services

Services Provided

Master Planning
Bond Planning
Community Engagement
Code Compliance
Interior Design
Construction Administration


David Stewart, Project Architect
Vince Haines, Architect
Kerrie Parker, CAD Technician